Monday, December 8

V is for Vegetable - but not as you know it.

 
I LOVE turnip - as a child I hated it, probably because Auntie Dot always made gravy with kidneys - which I despise to this day. I always would say I didn't want any kidney, or to leave it out of any steak & kidney concoctions - Auntie Dot would tell me to "Just eat the gravy!" Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage were another examples.
 
Getting back to the turnip. Whilst I love vegetables sometimes if I fancy a few together it can be a bit of a faff on - so when I heard about a "Singing Turnip" recipe at Slimming world I had to give it a go.
 
Place turnip in microwave - full power for 15 - 20 minutes, turning once. You will hear the turnip singing!
 


Scoop out the pulp - absolutely gorgeous.
I had made some ham hock, split pea, lentil, barley and vegetable soup, so I spooned some into the cooked turnip and ate as I would a baked potato - skin and all.


Delicious!

20 comments:

  1. I like turnips too.
    Did you eat the scooped out part on the side ? The soup sounds wonderful. I will have to try this.
    I haven't thought about this for a long time but my Mum made some sort of kidney in a sauce that was so good. I can't remember what she served it on but it was great.
    Same memory different results.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I ate some of the scooped bit cos I love turnip (which you know now) I spooned the rest into the soup! Awesome! Jon had some for lunch and asked for more at dinner!

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    1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Back to you! x

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  3. Intend to try this Denise but need to know two things first. Do you prick the turnip all over before you microwave it? (I don;t want it exploding in the oven!), and is the vegetable that you call a turnip what I call a swede (the farmer calls it a turnip_?

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    1. Don't prick the turnip Pat...walk away from the turnip! Yes it's a swede)

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  4. I remember swede being a staple of school dinners and I hated it then, but I'm quite fond of it now.

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  5. I love mashed turnip with parsnips ,carrots and a big Spanish onion, simply cooked in the steamer then mashed with a large knob of butter, seasoned and sprinkled with chopped parsley
    Your recipe looks amazing so I shall definitely try it !
    Thanks for sharing this with us,
    Best wishes,
    Di, xx
    ABCW team.

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  6. I should imagine that cheese instead of the ham would taste good for vegetarians!
    What a good idea!
    Maggie x

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  7. Ohhhh... yum! The first photo looks like sweet potato to me.

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  8. very soft and yummy looking food or veggie,

    delicious choice.

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  9. What a great idea! I shall try this as soon as I can find turnips. Thanks for your post.
    Thanks also for your wonderful ABC on Wednesday meme. I like it very much.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  10. You should come to the Isle of Man for Halloween, we have turnips instead of pumpkins. It does like a sweet potato, softer than I usually think of turnips.

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  11. This sounds quite intriquing, - I love turnips and will certainly try this!

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  12. Maybe I should try it, because turnip is NOT my fave veggie!

    ROG, ABCW

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  13. I also thought that was sweet potato! Maybe I will try this recipe...

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  14. I love turnip too I'll try this and listen to the singing. I see we have the north south divide in the comments on the naming of turnips and swedes

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  15. I'm going to need more convincing. Not a big fan! x

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  16. Never knew about the Turnip's song :)
    that's music for the ears! Thanks for sharing :)
    Have a great week!

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  17. Turnip is something I haven't eaten. Guess I should try. - Margy

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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